November 2, 2013

Saint-Juste, Teague Lead Fitchburg State Past Westfield State, 26-23

More news about: Westfield State

WESTFIELD, Mass. – Junior receiver Phil Saint-Juste (6 catches, 166 yards, 2 touchdowns) and junior running back Steph'fon Teague (25 carries, 121 yards, 2 touchdowns) led Fitchburg State University to a 26-23 victory over Westfield State University in MASCAC football action on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Both teams are 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the conference. Fitchburg survived a late Westfield rally on Senior Day; it also marked the final home game for Westfield State head coach Steve Marino, who announced his retirement earlier this week after leading the Owls for 24 seasons.

Prior to Westfield's comeback attempt, Fitchburg had built a 26-15 lead on an 11-yard touchdown run by Teaugue with 6:42 remaining in the third quarter to cap a 4-play, 43-yard drive.

Westfield pulled to within three points, 26-23, on a 16-yard touchdown scamper by reserve running back Colby Bostek with 10:35 remaining in the game that capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive. Quarterback Tim Rich passed to tight end Jake Storey for the two-point conversion.

The Westfield defense then stiffened as Fitchburg failed to pick up a first down the remainder of the game. The Owls' final drive began with 5:47 remaining and they had a first and goal from the six-yard line following a seven-yard catch by senior receiver Kevin Nicol. A key play on the drive came when freshman punter Evan Hopson ran the ball on a fourth-and-two from the Westfield 45 and somersaulted past the first down sticks for a three-yard gain.

A pass interference penalty placed the ball at the 35, then Brian Beauchemin rumbled 15 yards on a pass-run play to the 20. After Bostek carried the ball for six years, Rich hooked up with Nicol for the seven-yard pass play.

On first and goal from the six, Beauchemin lost a yard rushing and a timeout was called with 1:02 remaining. Rich then threw an incomplete pass to an open Bostek in the flats. On third down, Rich was forced to throw the ball away on a quarterback hurry by Falcon defensive tackle James Veradt to bring up a four-and-seven situation.

Owl placekicker Michael Orellana attempted a 25-yard field goal from the right hash mark; the kick had plenty of distance but he pushed it to the right with 49 seconds remaining in the game.

After a scoreless first quarter, the teams erupted for 35 second-period points, including four touchdowns in the frantic final 2:18 of the first half.

The Falcons took a 6-0 lead on a five-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Garrett Dellechiaie to the 6-3, 200-pound Saint-Juste that capped a five-play, 80-yard drive. The big gainer was a 63-yard pass-run play by receiver Ty Spencer to the Owl five-yard line. The conversion kick failed.

Fitchburg increased its lead to 12-0 with 2:18 remaining in the first half on a two-yard TD run by Teague that capped a 10-play, 83-yard drive that was highlighted by a 56-yard pass-run play from Saint-Juste to the Owl two-yard line.

Westfield finally lit the scoreboard exactly a minute later on a 64-yard touchdown reception by senior receiver Kane Terilli, who tight-roped his way down the left sideline. Orellana, who was short on a 35-yard field goal attempt early in the second quarter, booted the PAT for a 12-7 Fitchburg lead.

The Falcons wasted no time scoring, covering the field 80 yards in two plays for a 20-7 lead with 52 seconds remaining in the half, with Dellechiaie and Saint-Juste hooking up for a 61-yard touchdown reception. The tandem also completed the two-point conversion pass.

Westfield then drove 60 yards in five plays, scoring with four seconds remaining in the half. Rich rifled four straight completions, capped by a 17-yard scoring strike to Terilli. Troy Cutter ran for the two-point conversion as Fitchburg led 20-15 at halftime.

GAME NOTES: Westfield outgained Fitchburg in total offense, 423-416, and the Owls also led in first downs, 26-22. The Falcons, however, had 415 yards in total offense after three quarters and outgained the Owls on the ground, 145-111. Westfield has dropped its four games by a total of 12 points. The Owls lost a fumble for only the third time this season; Westfield still has not thrown an interception this year. Dellechaiaie completed 15 of 30 passes for 271 yards; he threw two interceptions and nearly had several other passes picked off in the second half. Rich completed 23 of 37 passes for 312 yards. In a key statistic, Rich was sacked five times. Nicol (9 catches, 103 yards), and Terilli (6-118, two TDs) again paced the Owls. Beauchemin rushed for 75 net yards on 24 carries, Bostek 8 for 59.  Spencer caught five passes for 89 yards. Fitchburg linebacker Talib Barksdale posted a game-high 12 tackles and Elizear Torres had 10 tackles and two pass breakups. Marcus Pettigrew and Jonathan Lytle each had 10 tackles, including 6 solo stops, for Westfield. Four of Lytle's tackles were for losses, including a sack.

 
comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 31: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Millsaps at Berry
Live Stats Video Audio
Nov. 1: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Gallaudet at Norwich
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Massachusetts Maritime
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at Salve Regina
Preview Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
College of Faith at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Hobart
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Allegheny at Kenyon
Audio
12:00 PM
Alfred at Salisbury
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
William Paterson at Morrisville State
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
St. Lawrence at WPI
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Alfred State at Apprentice School
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Castleton State
Live Stats Video Tickets
12:30 PM
Bates at Bowdoin
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Colby at Tufts
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Middlebury at Hamilton
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Amherst at Trinity (Conn.)
Live Stats
12:30 PM
Anna Maria at Husson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at FDU-Florham
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Becker at Mount Ida
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Marietta
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Cortland State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Moravian at Gettysburg
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Catholic at Guilford
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Ohio Wesleyan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Olivet at Albion
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Widener
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
DePauw at Wooster
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Trine at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Lakeland at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Thiel at Carnegie Mellon
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Hope at Adrian
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Western New England at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Dickinson
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Susquehanna
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Averett at Methodist
Video
1:00 PM
Ithaca at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Tickets
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Rowan
Live Stats Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Misericordia
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Ursinus
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at King's
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Albright at Wilkes
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Juniata
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Washington U.
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Rockford
Preview Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
MacMurray at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Wesleyan at Williams
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Plymouth State at Worcester State
Live Stats
1:30 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Geneva at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Thomas More at Waynesburg
Preview Video Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Wilmington
Preview Live Stats
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Muskingum
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Otterbein
Preview Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Bethany at Grove City
Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Anderson at Defiance
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Earlham at Hanover
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Westfield State at Fitchburg State
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Frostburg State at Hartwick
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Capital
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Manchester at Rose-Hulman
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Austin
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Aurora
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Centre at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. John's at Augsburg
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Eau Claire
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
2:00 PM
Bethel at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Hamline
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Cornell
Video
2:00 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Rhodes
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Simpson at Central
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Ripon at Beloit
2:00 PM
Carroll at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Louisiana College
Audio
2:00 PM
Carthage at Millikin
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
North Park at Augustana
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Coe at Luther
Video Audio
2:00 PM
Crown at Martin Luther
2:00 PM
Greenville at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Eureka
2:00 PM
Illinois College at Knox
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Monmouth at Grinnell
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-River Falls
Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stevens Point
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Loras
2:00 PM
Sul Ross State at East Texas Baptist
Live Stats Audio
2:10 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at St. Thomas
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Minnesota-Morris
3:30 PM
George Fox at Whitworth
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Ferrum at Greensboro
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Puget Sound
Preview Audio
4:00 PM
Cal Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Willamette at Linfield
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:05 PM
Redlands at Whittier
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
5:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
5:30 PM
MIT at Endicott
Preview Live Stats
6:00 PM
Denison at Oberlin
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
St. Norbert at Lawrence
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
La Verne at Chapman
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
10:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Occidental
Live Stats Video Audio
Nov. 1: All times Eastern
10:00 PM
La Verne at Chapman
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Otterbein
Preview Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Thomas More at Waynesburg
Preview Video Audio
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Muskingum
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Geneva at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Ursinus
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Ohio Wesleyan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at King's
Live Stats Audio
2:10 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at St. Thomas
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio Audio
12:00 PM
College of Faith at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Hobart
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Bethel at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stevens Point
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. John's at Augsburg
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Linfield
Live Stats Video Audio Audio

What We're Reading